NBA betting on Friday night includes the Philadelphia 76ers hosting the New York Knicks.
It is the second game of the season for both teams as each opened on Wednesday. Online basketball betting will have the 76ers favored in this game.
NBA betting statistics show that the 76ers finished the preseason winning four of their seven contests as they blended in new players. The biggest key for Philadelphia this season will be incorporating Elton Brand into the offense. Brand was just so-so in the preseason according to NBA betting statistics but head coach Maurice Cheeks is not worried. “I don’t worry about Elton Brand,” Cheeks said. “He knows what it takes to get the job done.” The addition of Brand has definitely made Philadelphia a contender to make the playoffs this season.
Philadelphia has had a lot of recent success against the Knicks according to online basketball betting numbers. The Sixers are 8-2 in the last 10 games against the Knicks according to NBA betting numbers. Philadelphia is 7-3 versus the NBA betting number in those games. At home, the Sixers have been even more dominating against New York recently according to NBA betting stats. Philadelphia is 5-0 both straight up and against the online basketball betting numbers in the last five home matchups against the Knicks according to NBA betting stats.
In terms of the NBA betting total, four of the last six meetings between the two teams have gone under. At Philadelphia though, three of the last five meetings went over the NBA betting number including last year when the Sixers blew out the Knicks 124-84.
Gamblers will be looking at the Sixers and the over in this game but the Knicks should not be automatically discounted in NBA betting. With new head coach Mike D’Antoni at the helm the Knicks are capable of pulling off a few surprises in online basketball betting including on Friday against Philadelphia. The Knicks are also likely to be an over team this season with D’Antoni running the show so the over is definitely worth a look in NBA betting.
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